The Westchester County Association announced today that it has been selected by the Westchester-Putnam Workforce Investment Board to serve as project manager of a $9.8 million Federal Ready to Work Partnership grant to provide 425 long-term unemployed individuals with intensive training for jobs in the healthcare sector.
Funds from the grant, which is allocated through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Ready to Work Partnership, will be used for outreach and recruitment to better connect workers with the kinds of organizations that are looking to hire; to provide training and support services to
For some inexplicable reason, there’s been a bias against women in the STEM fields, which has manifested itself in fewer opportunities, salaries, prizes, and recognition for women scientists. With Westchester emerging as a significant biotech and health tech hub, the Westchester County Association (WCA) wants to reverse that trend. Last year, the WCA, Westchester’s leading business organization, inaugurated the Women in Tech Awards Luncheon to honor pioneering women scientists who work here.
If the companies founded by MIT graduates formed an independent nation, their revenues would propel that nation to the 17th-largest economy in the world, according to a Kauffman Foundation study. But MIT alumni, drawn from all over the world, remain heavily in Massachusetts, where they provide significant economic benefit to their local and regional economies. Could bringing an engineering school to Westchester have similar positive results?
Day Two of Health Tech ’15, was revelatory in two ways: It showed first hand the miracle of modern medicine and gave the 600+ attendees a true glimpse of how the intersection of science, technology, and healthcare were taking place in Westchester County. Perhaps the most dramatic moment of the conference, which was organized by the Westchester County Association, occurred when Doug Schreiber, a formerly paralyzed, 41-year old stroke victim with...